Thursday, 15 December 2011

Forever Floral Demo Card

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I used a white base card and a dark green card for all the matting.  I have a paper stack that I’ve had in my stash for quite a while and used a slightly marbled piece.  Using the ‘A Room with a View’ set of stamps from Dimension Stamps, I stamped the calendar grid and added some of the numbers using Memento – London Fog.  I then stamped the Rose from Dimension Stamps new set ‘Forever Floral’ using the Color Box inks Forest Floor and Jelly Beans, I used the Green on the leaves and the orange on the rose itself, stamping them around the outer edge of the background paper.  Before matting onto the green card I used the orange ink from Jelly Beans and inked around the edge of the background paper.  I used a Nestabilities Label Four die for the stamped rose, which I stamped using Memento – Tuxedo Black and coloured in with ProMarkers, I used the Jelly Beans orange and inked around the edge of the shape before matting onto the green matt.  Using an off cut of the white card I stamped the month June and rounded the corners, inking around the edges with the orange before matting onto some green card.  I tucked the June tab behind the Rose and attached to the card with silicone glue.  To finish I used some Glossy Accents on the number nineteen, I didn’t want the date to stand out too much.
You can see Roy from Dimension Stamps on Create and Craft tomorrow at 1pm, why not tune in and see some of the other stamps he will be selling.  I must say, these stamps are really lovely to work with, the detail is fantastic.  He has changed the polymer he uses for the stamps recently and you can really tell the difference.  Love them J

Thanks for looking and happy crafting

Jackie x


March Daffodil

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I used white for my base card and a green mirri for the matt on this card, the background is a small gingham from some Kanban cards and papers I have.  I used the new stamp set from Dimension Stamps called ‘Forever Floral’ and for this card I used the March Daffodil and Color Box – Rain Forest inks for the wording down the edge of the card, I embossed it with detail clear embossing powder, I used the same for the ‘Happy Birthday’ tab.  I used another of my Nestabilities shapes for the topper and some more green mirri for the matt.  I wanted to show that you can use these polymer stamps with UTEE, so I got my melting pot out and had a play, I inked the stamp with black StazOn before stamping into the UTEE, once it had cooled I melted the edges to tidy them up a bit and attached it to my topper with silicone glue.  The ribbon is from my stash (I think I got it from ribbonbox.co.uk) and to finish off I used some small green gems.

Hannelore

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I used the plain alphabet in both upper and lowercase from Dimension Stamps for this card refs 1801012a (uppercase) and 2400060a (lowercase).  Hannelore is the name of my daughter and she loves stars, so I thought why not make a card using her name, I’d just bought a new cartridge for my Cricut Expressions machine and found a star border on it that reminded me of her, the cartridge is called ‘Wall D├ęcor and More’.  To start I stamped out a Lily background onto some white card using ‘the Luscious Lily’ stamp set and Color Box – Surf’s Up! pigment inks.  I then used an Anti-static bag to make sure all the ink was dry before using VersaFine – Onyx Black ink and detail clear embossing powder for all the letters.  I found an off cut piece of blue texture card in my stash, just the right size for her name and after cutting each of the letters out I overlapped them so it would fit on this DL card.  I used some silver foil card for the background and punched a border using a Martha Stewart punch, and an inverted corner rounder on the top two corners.  Once the blue name panel had been attached to the silver it didn’t look right so I used a white Gel Pen and did a faux stitch around the edge.  To finish I used some blue gems on and in the stars and added another two to the top corners.
This is a picture of my daughter Hannelore, she's beautiful isn't she but then I would say that wouldn't I.  She will not be amused about me putting this picture of her on my blog but hay ho.  
At lot of people ask how to actually say her name, well here goes.  Han-nee-lor-re J

August Poppy

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

This card was made using the new set of stamps from Dimension Stamps called ‘Forever Floral’ ref 2400061a, on this one I’ve used the August Poppy.  I used some red texture card for the matt and some pink texture card for the background.  I scored two lines on the left of the card, the first at ½” and the other at 1” then did the same but along the bottom.  I stamped the words and numbers using Distress Ink – Barn Door and did the same for the Poppy, but the poppy looked rubbish when I’d used my water brush on it, so I re-stamped it onto some more pink textured card and cut it out using my Nestabilities shapes, cutting a red scallop for the matt.  I was much happier with this colouring so just stuck it over the top of the other.  You would have never known would you lol.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Christmas Cake

Well that's this years Christmas Cake finished, just have to fix the Eskimo, Penguin and ribbon in place as they are just resting on top at the moment, I'm calling it 'Dinner Time', they are all waiting for some fish lol.  Mince pies next, I wouldn't mind but I don't even like them or cake, so I'm going to be making some Marzipan cookies for me I think, maybe even some Bakewell Tarts, that sounds like a plan.  Back into the kitchen then J
The Eskimo is from a Modelling Magic DVD by Ann Pickard, the penguin is also partly from Ann's, I just adapted it slightly.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

My 2012 Diary

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

How useful is this set of stamps ‘A Room with a View’ from Dimension Stamps, and having seen some of Rita’s (paperfolder) samples I have even more use for them J  For this diary I wanted to use as many Color Box inks as I could, they have such a wide range of colours in their sets.  So I used a colour to fit the season and tried to use some of the stamps to fit as well.  So I used Color Box Inks embossed with detail clear embossing powder for each of the months and for that months background I used Tattered Angels stencils with Distress Inks and various stamps from other Dimension Stamps sets.  For the trees, I stamped them with Memento – Tuxedo Black and coloured in with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers with patterned paper from my stash for the backgrounds.  I stamped the trees onto a Nestabilities shape then created the matt by drawing around the shape, I also did the same for the tags.  I added a verity of gems to the diary using some that were raised making it easier to turn the pages.  The cover was a bit of chipboard that I cut to size and covered with some brown/gold paper.  I used the Plain Lowercase Alphabet (Dimension Stamps ref: 1801014a) onto some Tim Holtz paper and using the Krystal Tips Alphabet (ref: 2400012a) stamped the word ‘my’ into the ‘d’ and from the new set stamped the ‘2012’ in the ‘i’.  To finish off I used my Cinch (I actually call this my ‘Grinch’ because David bought it for last Christmas J) from We R Memory Keepers to bind it all together.
Because the start of the diary is January and this is the winter season I had to do two winter tree's.  I haven't shown the one from the end of the year as it's nearly the same, just the background paper is different.
The background on the spring and summer tree pages is from my Kanban.

Autumn is my favourite time of the year.
Hope you like them and thanks for looking J

David’s birthday card

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

This is the card I made for my husband for his birthday this year, in fact it was January this year.  The ‘Plain Lowercase Alphabet’ Dimension Stamps ref: 1801014a has been one of my favourites for ages and I’m so glad it’s now on Create and Craft.  Because of the time it took me to do the other samples and the demo card I didn’t have time to do anything with the alphabet, so my husband very kindly said I could pinch this card.  If you would like to have a look how this card was made then click on this link: http://jackierush.blogspot.com/2011/01/birthday-card-for-my-hubby.html
 Thank you David xx

April showers

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I put together this spring card much the same as the ‘winter shaker card’ but instead of using glitter for the inside of the sandwich I though of April showers so using my Glossy Accents I added little dabs on the acetate to make it look as if it had been raining.  I used a Papermania Inspirations paper for the background and using the rose flourish from the ‘Paper Garden’ set of stamps from Dimension Stamps ref: 2400045a and Color Box ink, I stamped the swirl end of the stamp all around the edges.  I finished off this card by using some gems, quite a quick card really.  This card was used as one of Roy’s demo’s today on Create and Craft, the set did really well and in fact I will be getting lots of mileage from these stamps. 

Winter shaker card

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

Using the new set of stamps from Dimension Stamps ‘A Room with a View’.  I stamped the window and the tree with Memento – Tuxedo black and coloured in using my ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.  I used some fine iridescent glitter on the tree and did a blob on top of the birds head, this bird is on all four trees so I decided it was plastic lol.  I thought it would make a nice shaker card so using some thicker glitter for snow I sandwiched the tree and window with some acetate and some shaker tape.  For the background I used some rainbow mirri onto which I stuck some patterned paper, love this range of paper it’s from Nitwits and it from their ‘Still Joyful Hearts’ collection.  I also used it for the border down the left hand side, I then covered it with an organza ribbon and added some bell embellishments before making a matching organza bow.  I added some iridescent glitter to the curtains, it actually shows up with the green tint to it but it didn’t look that bad in ‘real’ life, it did match what I’d put on the tree though.  To finish off I added some very shiny gems, that look quite dull in this picture, tut typical J

Monday, 21 November 2011

Project Club - November 2011 » Main Card «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

This is the finished card, you can use whatever bits and pieces you like, there's a really good selection, and the lamppost is one of the best I've seen around for a while.
Using Memento stamp the snowman’s body onto the white arch card.
I chose to use the umbrella so stamped this next, giving me the position of his arm which I stamped over his body, no need for masking.  I coloured the arms, belt, nose, umbrella handle and scarf with ProMarkers before matting the white arch onto the blue.  Using a Glaze pen, glaze over the buttons, belt buckle, eyes and mouth.  Leave to dry.  Onto the small piece of white card I stamped the hat, scarf, umbrella and the waistcoat with Memento, then coloured with ProMarkers and cut out.
Cut base card, blue card and the white card as per instructions on the project club sheet.  Add double sided tape to the base card as shown.
Use the white card you have just cut to size.  Dust with an Anti-static bag and using the VersaFine black ink and the detail clear embossing powder stamp and emboss the lamppost.  Colour with ProMarkers.  If you wish, round the top corners with the punch on both the white and blue cards before using the double sided tape or glue to attach together.
Open up the base card and arrange the rainbow swirls, you can arrange these wherever you like.  I placed the lamppost card with the arch resting on it and put his hat on his head just to make sure swirls wouldn't get in the way.  I then moved the swirls around until I was happy with them.  Attach the rainbow swirls to the bottom of the base card and to the side of the lamppost using silicone glue.  Only stick down when you’re happy with it.  I should have moved the swirls up a bit more because my snowman is laying down too much, looks OK for a photo but really does need moving up.  Never mind, next time. J
Attach the lamppost front to the base card.  Use foam tape, foam pads or silicone glue on the back of the arch and attach to the front of the card.  Dress the snowman using your foam pads or silicone glue.  Add the last of the rainbow swirls with silicone glue. Leave to dry while making the sentiment.  Cut the blue card and the white card as per instructions in the project club sheet, then Using the VersaFine black ink and the detail clear embossing powder, stamp and emboss the ‘Have a Very Merry Christmas’ along the white card.  I find it easier to place the text if the corners have been rounded first.  Mount the white card onto the blue using double sided tape or glue and use foam tape or foam pads on the back before attaching to the card base.  I like to add a little silicone glue to the foam tape before attaching to the card because of it sitting on top of mirri or foil card.  A little extra piece of mind J


If you are looking at this post and would like to join the project club then you can find the details on Dimension Stamps web site. Thanks for looking and happy crafting J

Jackie x

Project Club - November 2011 » Snowmen mug shots «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

For this DL card I used white for the base and a pearlescent white for the top, using the Cuttlebug folder – Swiss Dots for the background and I also used a dotty holographic silver for the matt, and I had a smaller dotty holographic silver for the squares.  I stamped and embossed a snowman onto each of the squares using the Color Box – Surf’s Up! Pigment inks and detail clear embossing powder, I used a different blue for each of them.  I masked off the snowmen and using the Big and Juicy - Waterfall ink pad I blended some blue just around the middle of each square leaving the outer edge white.  Onto another piece of white card I stamped the hats, scarves and bow tie with Memento – Tuxedo Black, cut out and then coloured in using ProMarkers, FlexMarkers and a little glitter on the white bits.  Once the squares where attached to the card using silicone glue I added the hats, scarves and bow tie, leaving the odd bit hanging over the edges of the squares.


Project Club - November 2011 » Lamppost DL «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

I found a couple of pieces of red card in my stash, just enough to make this DL card.  I stamped the lamppost using VersaMark ink and embossed with detail white embossing powder but couldn’t think of what to use to colour it in with because I wanted to keep it as light as possible (excuse the pun).  I then remembered that bleach worked very well on this card so I thought I would give it a go.  But the lamp at the top didn’t look right so I cut the glass out and onto a piece of white card using Memento Tuxedo Black I stamped the top part of the lamppost and coloured in with ProMarkers.  I cut this coloured card out and stuck it to the back of the red lamppost panel.  The black ink gives a lead effect on the glass.  I mounted this top panel onto some white/gold pearlescent card but it needed something else.  Using a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen I added dots around the edge.  Using the red card I cut out a shape using a Nestabilities - Labels Ten die. I then stamped and embossed, using VersaMark and detail white embossing powder, the Happy Christmas stamp (Dimension Stamps ref:0301041a).  I matted this shape onto the white/gold pearlescent card adding little white dots around the edge and finishing off the label with a little bleach on the snowflakes.  To complete the card I added Glossy Accents to the lamp glass.


Project Club - November 2011 » Snow People «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

For this card I wanted to make a little snow family so firstly I stamped the middle snowman onto white card.   Then using Post-It notes I made three snowman masks placing one mask over the snowman I had just stamped.  I then stamped another snowman either side of the middle one.  These three snowmen were stamped with the Color Box – Surf’s Up ink pads.  I covered the other two snowmen with the Post-It masks and then cut wavy lines through some scrap paper to make my scenery template.  Using this scrap paper I masked off the bottom of the card leaving just the sky exposed.  Using a Big and Juicy – Waterfall ink pad and a piece of Cut-N-Dry I blended in the sky.  I then masked the sky and used another scrap wavy line template to ink the darker hills.  Once I was happy with the colour I removed the sky template and using the tree stamps from ‘The Adorable Snowman’ stamp set Ref:2400051a and the dark blue end of the Waterfall ink pad I added the trees before removing the lower template.  I than placed one last wavy line template below the dark hills and inked a lighter shade of blue then removing the template I did a lighter shade for the bottom (I hope all this makes sense).  I removed the Post-It masks from the snowmen and used my anti-static bag all over this piece of card making sure all the ink had dried before adding the snow flakes.  The snowflakes are from ‘The Adorable Snowman’ stamp set and last months project club.  I stamped and embossed the snowflakes with VersaMark ink and detail white embossing powder.
 On another piece of white card I stamped, using Memento – Tuxedo Black, hats, scarves etc. for each of the snowmen then cut-out and coloured with ProMarkers.  I used a piece of white card wide enough to fit across the bottom of the scene and ripped it towards me leaving the white core edge showing and glued it across the bottom of the scene. I thought it could do with another layer lower down so I did the same again.  I then lightly inked around the white edge of the card with the Waterfall ink pad.  I matted the scene onto silver mirri card leaving a small border then attached to my base card.  Using a Quickie Glue Pen and some iridescent glitter I highlighted the ripped edges across the bottom of the scene and around the inside edge of the snow people to give it an extra sparkle.  Well I was covered in glitter so why shouldn't the snowmen lol.  I then attached the hats, scarves etc. with silicone glue.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Project Club - November 2011 » Lamppost Gift Tag «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

This little gift tag is the left over folded card from the main Project Club card.  I used blue card on the background and used an Inverted corner rounded punch on the white card.  I added some silver gems to each of the corners.  The lamppost has been stamped and embossed using VersaFine – Onyx Black and detail clear embossing powder, then coloured with ProMarkers.  I added a couple of foam pads to the back of the tag so it can be stuck onto a present, I didn’t want to punch a hole thought it and add ribbon.

Project Club - November 2011 » Snow Lady «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

I love this set of stamps, you can have any snow person you like J, so I wanted to do a girlie Snow Lady. 

For this card I used the Nestabilities – Labels Eleven, Fancy Tags Two dies and the Icicle die from Marianne Designs.  Using white card I cut out the largest of the label dies and drew around it and cut out to make my white matt.  I cut out two icicle shapes.  Using VersaMark and detail white embossing powder, I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto white card.  Then I used low tack masking tape on the Fancy Tag die to hold it in place before I cut it out.  Before I removed it from the die I used my Color Box – Surf’s Up! Ink set and inked all over the exposed white bits, using a paper towel to remove any excess ink before removing the tag from the die.  I stamped the snowman outline onto the labels eleven shape using VersaFine – Onyx Black down the middle of the snowman stamp, then used the Colour Box ink again for the outer edge of the snowman, then embossed with detail clear embossing powder.  The black was a bit patchy as I’d messed about with the blue outline too much, doing the old huffing didn’t seem to do much either, so I used a black ProMarker and as quick as possible added some more embossing powder to each of the buttons, mouth and eyes one at a time.  On another piece of white card I stamped and cut out the hat, bow, scarf and bag and coloured everything in with ProMarkers.  I then went mad with the glitter, using a Zig and Quickie Glue Pens I glittered the icicles, around the white matt, the hat band, bow, scarf, bag and all the white bits on the tag.  I used a navy blue for my base card and used the white ink from the Color Box – Basics set of inks for the snowflakes at the top of the card and used a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen for the little dots.  I used the blue ink on the edge of the snowman label before attaching everything to the card.

 I have just got my hands on the Color Box Pigment Cat’s Eyes inks and it’s only early days but ‘how have I lived without them’ haha

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Happy Birthday Les

This week was the birthday of an old, old friend of ours haha.  So for this card I used a dark green/black base card and used some green foil card to match the foil I used for the front, I needed to use my Foil-It machine again lol.  I used Microsoft Publisher to arrange the front and printed on white using our laser printer.  The picture was from Google, I just did a search for free line drawings of something Scottish and this is what I found.  I used my inverted round corner punch and added some green gems.  This was a very quick card. 
Thanks for looking J


Quick birthday's

Hanni my daughter wanted a quick card for a 21st birthday gathering she was going to, she’d known about it for a while and I found out when she wanted the card, yes you guessed it, just as she was getting ready for the event, tut.  Thank goodness it was for a him and not a her, I didn’t have to do any of the frilly stuff lol.
I used a dark brown for the base card and a gold foil card for the matt.  From my stash I used some ledger paper and inked around the edges using Distress Ink – Vintage Photo.  Using the Vintage Photo ink and Kanban – Jasper stamp set, I stamped the cogs, watch face and the crown randomly over the ledger paper.  The happy birthday is a stamp from the Dimension Stamps set ‘Birthday Words’ ref: 0502013a and I also used their ‘Krystal Tips’ set ref: 2400012a for the ‘st’.  The two numbers are cut out using my cutting machine and I have used an off cut of gold holographic card.  

Monday, 14 November 2011

Yellow Rose

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I stamped this little rose flourish from Dimension Stamps with VersaFine – Onyx Black ink and embossed using detail clear embossing powder, I then re-stamped a couple of times and cut out the butterfly and some layers of the rose and I coloured with ProMarkers.  I used a yellow card for the matt and used my inverted corner punch for the white foreground card.  I used silicone glue to build up the rose and to add the butterfly, adding Glossy Accents to both.  Once dry I added some pearls to the corners and some gems to the curly ends of the flourishes.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Carousel Horse

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I found some textured purple foil card in my stash, so thought it would go with the ‘Carousel Horse’ stamp from Dimension Stamps ref: 1805019a.  I seem to be doing lots of cards for Dimension Stamps lately lol, every time I go to the Unit another stamp catches my eye J.  Anyway, I used Archival – Jet Black ink to stamp the horse and used watercolour pencils to colour.  I used some patterned paper inked with Distress Ink – Victorian Velvet to kind of make a carousel top and edged it with a Martha Stewart border punch.  I used the Krystal Tips alphabet (Dimension Stamps ref: 2400012a) to make the sentiment and finished off with some purple gems.
Thanks for looking J 

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Autumnal Gold and Brown – Postage Stamps

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I have made this card before, this one is slightly different, and the last lot of cards I made for this set of stamps from Dimension Stamps ref: 2400040a was a year ago.  I used different colour ProMarkers for the mice, and actually cut out all the leaves to go around the edges but then remembered that I’d some leaf ribbon left, that my mother-in-law gave me (I think I have enough for one more card at some time) I don’t know where she got it from though.  I have to tell you, I made a mistake on the mice tut, after masking the postage stamp off and just before I stamped the mice I dropped the inked up acrylic block on the blank area, smudging it.  So I stamped onto a new piece of white card and cut it out, once coloured I used foam tape to cover up the mess, I think I got away with it lol.  The reference number for the ‘Postage Stamps’ from Dimension Stamps is 1808011a if you look on the right you will see a link to their website under the ‘Let’s go shopping’ section.
This is the link to the last card I made using this set if you'd like to have a look:
Thanks for looking J


Autumnal Gold and Brown – Diamond top card

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I have made this card before, this one again is slightly different, and the set is from Dimension Stamps ref: 2400040a.  I used ProMarkers for this one instead of watercolour pencils.
This is the link to the last card I made using this set if you'd like to have a look, but it actually looks the same lol:
Thanks for looking J



Autumnal Gold and Brown – Shutter Card in copper

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I have made this card before, and the set is from Dimension Stamps ref: 2400040a.  This one I coloured the pine cone with Distress Ink – Vintage Photo instead of the watercolour pencils, everything else is more or less the same.  Create and Craft have requested some cards from this set and the 'Wrinklies' set, Roy and Faye already have some 'Wrinklies' cards so I made these to send with them.
This is the link to the last card I made using this set if you'd like to have a look:

Luscious Lily - Demo Card

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I used the ‘Luscious Lily’ stamp set (Dimension Stamps ref: 2400058a) to make this card.  Starting at the background, I used the largest of the lily stamps and using Memento – Lady Bug ink I randomly stamped around the edge of some white card with second generation ink.  For the shape in the middle I used the Nestabilities – Labels Twenty die, the Lily text stamp and Memento – Bamboo Leaves with second generation ink and stamped to fill the shape.  Onto some white stamping card (I like to use either the Oak House Studio stamping card at 220gsm or the Neenah Solar White card at 216gsm) I stamped the leaf/petal stamp several times, using six petals and three leaves for each flower.  I cut out before I coloured so I could catch all the white edges in one go.  I only did one layer of ProMarker on the leaves as I like the patchy effect it gave.  I coloured the petals in with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers before using VersaFine – Crimson Red for the little dots.  When cutting out the stamen centres I cut three extra ones and cut off the ends so I have a little guide to place the petals then turned the flower over and attached the three leaves.  I double stamped the sentiment and again used the Nesties to cut the shape.  
Thanks for looking J


Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Butterfly Flourish

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I used the ‘Large Butterfly Flourish’ stamp from Dimension Stamps ref: 1806122a for this card.  For the background I used the ends of the stamp and randomly stamped using VersaMark ink and embossed using detail white embossing powder onto white card.  I then used the Big and Juicy waterfall ink pad to ink the background cleaning off the access ink from the embossed areas.  I then wound some white cotton thread around the background before attaching it to the pale blue mirri card.  I used the Nestabilities Labels Four die for the topper and the matt.  I stamped the butterfly flourish using the Big and Juicy ink pad then embossed with detail clear embossing powder before colouring in with a blue ProMarker.  I then used some of the Fantasy Film – Krista’s Eyes and a StazOn – Ultramarine ink pad for the butterfly.  I finished off with a Sakura pen on the stars.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Duvet day

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

For this card I used a red Versafine ink and detail clear embossing powder for the Patchwork Heart stamp (Dimension Stamps ref: 1806128a), I coloured the hearts in with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers, just lots of different shades of pink and red.  For the quilt edging I stamped the patchwork heart out again but onto some red paper, using VersaMark ink and embossing with the detail clear embossing powder.  I then cut out all the hearts and stuck them individually onto the back of the patchwork square, slightly shaping them before hand, using silicone glue to stick them down.  I used the Krystal Tip Alphabet stamps for the text (Dimension Stamps ref: 2400012a) and stamped it onto a Nestabilities Labels Eleven shape.  The background is a pale pink flower vellum which I attached to some white card and added some gems to finish.
Thanks for looking J

Enchanted Fairy

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

This is the other new set from Dimension Stamps called ‘Enchanted’ ref: 2400057a, inside the packaging there is an outline of the fairy on a bit of card, this is really useful.  It is a template of the shape around the fairy, which you can use to draw around, then you will be able to stamp the fairy right in the middle (no more cutting out difficult fiddly shapes), I used this shape and made a cut file for my cutting machine (even better J).  Once I’d cut out my fairy shape in white card and its shadow onto lilac pearlescent card, I stamped the fairy using Memento – Tuxedo Black, onto another piece of white stamping card I stamped the flower heads and cut them out before using ProMarkers and FlexMarkers to colour.  For the background I stamped the swish with light grey ink and embossed with detail clear embossing powder.  The blue cloud like effect was made using my Letrajet AirMarker (airbrush for ProMarkers) with a blue ProMarker.  I then stamped the birthday sentiment with VersaFine – Onyx Black and embossed with the detail clear embossing powder before adding some PaperMania Dew Drop gems around the edge of my shaped card.

Luscious Lily - Gift Bag

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

Using some pink textured card and the Cricut cartridge – Plantin Schoolbook, I cut out this bag and before assembling it I stamped the smallest of the lily stamps randomly all over using Memento – London Fog.  Inside the packaging for the ‘Luscious Lily’ stamp set (Dimension Stamps ref: 2400058a) there is another outline image on a piece of white card.  This again can be made into a template so that once cut out the large lily can be stamped in its centre.  Again I made this outline into a cut file for my cutting machine and cut out the main shape in white and did a shadow in a pink pearlescent card.  I used Memento – Tuxedo Black to stamp the lily before colouring in with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.  I used my Crop-A-Dile to make the hole and insert the eyelet.  I added some white ribbon and used a Sakura pen on the ends of the swirls to finish off.

Luscious Lily - Mum

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

This was a very quick card to make I used the ‘Luscious Lily’ stamp set (Dimension Stamps ref: 2400058a).  Using cream card, VersaMark ink and detail gold embossing powder I stamped and embossed both the lilies into each corner, after rounding off all corners I matt and layered onto some gold card.  I used the Sakura gelly roll pen – copper star to colour the ends of the swirls in.  Onto another piece of cream card and the ‘Plain Alphabet’ ref: 2400050a from Dimension Stamps, I stamped the letters and using the text background stamp from the set I stamped over all three of the letters using VersaMark and embossed with the detail gold embossing powder before cutting them out.  I used the gold card to make a background for the letters and again rounded the corners.
Thanks for looking J

The Luscious Lily - Poinsettia box

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I wanted to show that you didn’t just have to use this new stamp set called ‘The Luscious Lily’ from Dimension Stamps (ref:2400058a) to make lilies, so using the petal/leaf stamp in the set I stamped loads of leaves added the veins with Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, then coloured with ProMarkers.  I cut out a circle of card with a punch to give me a base to work on, I then just built up the poinsettia until I was happy with the size and height of it.  I made a 2cm high box (just so I could put the lily wall hanging in it lol) from some patterned card, adding a bit of Merry Christmas ribbon to the lid.  I used Glossy Accents to stick all the leaves as this dries really fast, and for the middle I just put a bigger dollop of Glossy Accents and added some small gold beads.

The Luscious Lily - Lillies

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

Using the new stamp set from Dimension Stamps ‘The Luscious Lily’ ref: 2400058a I made this little wall hanging.  Using Memento – Tuxedo Black I stamped the petals/leaves first then cut them all out, I had six petals and three leaves for each flower.  I then stamped the veins on the leaves and coloured them in with ProMarkers, I then coloured the petals with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers adding the little red dots last as I used a VersaFine ink (this would have smudged if I’d have used it before the ProMarkers).  I sometimes like to cut out before I colour, especially the smaller images, because if there is any little white bits that I’ve missed while cutting out, they can be covered over while colouring instead of going back twice.  For the background plate I Nestabilities labels ten and cut out four pieces of card and glued them together, for the front and back of the plate I had some of the green paper, but before I glued them on I used a dark green ProMarker and coloured all around the edge, so you couldn’t see any white bits.  I used my Crop-A-Dile to make the hole and insert the eyelet.  I added some white ribbon and some gems to finish off.  The picture below shows the wall hanging inside the base part of the box that I'd made for the poinsettia.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Rita’s Birthday

Today is my friend Rita’s birthday and this is the card I made for her.  I used the ‘Card Creations Plus A Touch Of Magic CD ROM’ for the background and topper, I also cut out lots of the leaves and stuck them down the sides of the topper.  I used some of my copper double sided pearlescent card for the matt and a Sakura pen to highlight the wings etc on the fairy.  Once I’d stuck everything to the card I used Glossy Accents on the little water droplets on the topper and all of the leaves.  A lot of cutting out, apart from that a quick card, I also used my new Foil It machine on inside verse, using some copper foil, it’s my new favourite machine at the moment lol.
 Happy Birthday Rita J

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Autumn leaves

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I love this new ‘Swirly Leaves’ stamp from Dimension Stamps (D4th) and because Autumn is my favourite time of the year I thought I’d do a card just so I could use the browns.  I used ivory for my base card, and some brown/gold paper for the matting.  I stamped the leaf flourish all over the base card using Memento – Desert Sand.  Then onto another two pieces of ivory card I stamped the flourishes using Memento – Rich Cocoa then stamped again using the Desert Sand, just off setting the stamp to form a bit of a shadow, I then coloured the shadow flourish with a Desert Sand Memento pen just on the leaves.  I coloured the Rich Cocoa flourish with ProMarkers, then once dry I used a Glaze pen on the brown leaves only.  Once the glaze had dried off I matted one of the images onto some brown/gold paper and ripped all around the edges.  The other stamped image was cut up to make the side panels, again matted onto the brown/gold paper and torn around the edges.  I cut out the leftover leaves to add to the card in the bottom left hand corner and some in the middle of the ‘Happy Birthday’ circle, this stamp is from the ‘Paper Garden’ stamp set (Dimension Fourth ref: 2400045a) and I used the Rich Cocoa ink, cut out the middle and matted onto the brown/gold card and again ripped the around the edge, adding a few leaves just tucked under the centre.  I attached the leaves, circle and panels with silicone glue.  My mother-in-law visited me as I was putting this card together and just happened to mention she’d got some ribbon I could use.  The middle organza bit of the ribbon was 2cm wide so it wouldn’t fit along the bottom of the card so I cut it down the middle and stuck it on either side of the centre image.  Thanks Shirley J
Thanks for looking J

Green leaves

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I used the ‘Swirly Leaves’ stamp from Dimension Stamps (D4th) for this card, and wanted it to be a really lush green.  Onto white card I stamped the leafy flourish using VersaFine – Olympia Green and embossed using detail clear embossing powder, I also stamped and embossed the small ‘Happy birthday’ along the side of the flourish, I had actually stamped a little closer on my scrap but typically it moved a little when I’d stamped onto my main image tut, never mind.  I coloured the leaves with a medium green ProMarker and used a light ProMarker to add a little shading around the edges of the flourishes, I cut out the image leaving a white border and used to lighter ProMarker around the raw edge.  I stamped and embossed onto another piece of white card and used different green ProMarkers on the leaves then cut them out.  For the background I used a piece of textured green card and used the ‘Script’ stamp from Dimension Fourth ref: 0604043a, I used the second generation ink from the Olympia Green ink pad, to give a faded look.  Having a look through my charm box I found the butterfly, (I think I bought them on a holiday in Florida) and some buckles, I really can’t remember where I bought those from.  I used some white for my base card and matted the background onto some green mirri card, I then used some silicone glue to attach the ribbon and the buckle, adding the butterfly with two extra jump rings before sticking the buckle in place.  The cut out flourish was attached using some foam tape but I added some silicone as well to make sure it wasn’t going anywhere J  I used silicone glue to attach the loose leaves and then adding Glossy Accents, I did want the leaves to curl a bit so I didn’t add to much glue (they didn’t curl as much as I wanted).  Once dried I cut the ribbon end off and frayed it. 

Monday, 3 October 2011

Another Santa Card

Originally this post was under the Dimension Fourth heading, using their stamps, then the name change to Dimensions Stamps.  Now the name is Nina Crafts and the old names have been dropped.

For this card I used the Nestabilities – Labels Ten die, the Pine Tree Branch from Marianne Design and the new set of stamps from Dimension Fourth.  I used white card and the largest Nestie and using Memento – Tuxedo Black I stamped the presents first, then masked them off before stamping Santa and then coloured the image in with ProMarkers. I matted onto red card, then used a Quickie Glue pen to add some glitter, Glossy Accents on his glasses and a pom-pom on the end of his hat. For the background I first stamped the holly corner with the Tuxedo Black and coloured with ProMarkers, then using some low tack masking tape I masked off the holly corner area. Using a Memento – New Sprout ink pad I stamped the background text, then used Distress Ink – Peeled Paint to blend in the edges. I used silicone glue on the pine tree branches and then placed the topper over them. I used a red button with a bakers twine bow and three other smaller buttons for the top, I finished off with three snowflakes, they were buttons but I cut the backs off.
Thanks for looking and happy crafting J

We saw Santa

Originally this post was under the Dimension Fourth heading, using their stamps, then the name change to Dimensions Stamps.  Now the name is Nina Crafts and the old names have been dropped.

This is another card using the new stamp set from Dimension Fourth called ‘Santa’s Selection’. I wanted to do a front room scene, so I used my PhotoShop elements software and made the background wallpaper, carpet and skirting board out of several bits and pieces I have. The window is from an SVG file I bought from http://www.svgcuts.com/ and I cut it out on my cutting machine, there is a window front and back, so on the back I stamped Santa riding through the air with his reindeers, this stamp is from the Festive Wonder stamp set from Dimension Fourth ref: 2400009a. I then used a Quickie Glue pen and added some glitter before using silicone glue to add a bit of acetate (glass) and the window front. While the window was drying I stamped the Christmas tree from the Merry and Bright stamp set (Dimension Fourth ref: 2400052a) using Memento – Tuxedo Black, the baubles in Memento – Lady Bug, then coloured in using ProMarkers. Next using the Tuxedo Black, I stamped the children, fairy and the presents (stamping extra presents so I could decoupage them) colouring with ProMarkers. I attached the window, children, tree, fairy, presents and the decoupage presents with silicone glue, just before I glue the children (that sounds bad lol) I cut the little girls arm (that sounds even worse, tut) and placed a present under it, and placing a ball in the little boys hand (don’t say a word). I used a little Merry Christmas stamp for the sentiment and to finish off I used a Quickie Glue pen and glitter on the fairy and Glossy Accents on the baubles.
I'm sure I'll get the hang of taking pictures with shiny things on it at some point lol

Traditional Santa

Originally this post was under the Dimension Fourth heading, using their stamps, then the name change to Dimensions Stamps.  Now the name is Nina Crafts and the old names have been dropped. 

I made this easel card using the new set of stamps called 'Santa's Selection' from Dimension Fourth and will be shown today on Create and Craft. I used white card for the base and gold mirri for the matting. To start, I stamped the holly corner with VersaMark and embossed using gold embossing powder, I also did the text and onto another piece of white card I did the ‘Santa Claus’ text , for the corners I used a Woodware corner punch, then coloured the holly corner with ProMarkers. For the topper I used the Nestabilities circle dies and cut out a white circle, I stamped Santa with Memento – Tuxedo black and coloured with ProMarkers, then matted him onto some gold mirri. I had some green marble effect paper so I cut it up to make the strips, one behind the topper and one for the card base, onto this paper I first used an anti-static bag, then using VersaMark stamped the text background stamp along the strips before embossing with detail gold embossing powder. I then matted the paper text strips and the ‘Santa Claus’ stopper onto the gold mirri. I attached the two strips with double sided tape, the stopper with foam tape and the topper was attached with foam tape at the top and double sided tape at the bottom. Because of the embossed areas my stopper wouldn’t adhere properly so I used some silicone glue on top of the foam tape, I also used some on the underside of the topper, just in case J  To finish off I used a Quickie Glue pen and some iridescent glitter on Santa’s cuff and hat, and a bit of Glossy Accents for his glasses.
Thanks for looking J

Lily

Originally this post was under the Dimension Fourth heading, using their stamps, then the name change to Dimensions Stamps.  Now the name is Nina Crafts and the old names have been dropped.

This is a card I never actually finished, I did the background quite a while ago, just using some paper and ribbon, so I used the Plain Alphabet (Dimension Fourth ref: 1801012a) and the Floral Swirl set of stamps, again from Dimension Fourth ref: 2400027a to finish it off (love these stamps, I use this kind of stamp often for my backgrounds). I asked my daughter Hanni to give me a name and she said ‘Lily’ it fit perfectly onto this card. Onto a white piece of card I stamped the flourish using Memento – Lilac Posies and Angel Pink, making sure I’d stamped enough to cut out the letters and the sentiment. I then used Distress Ink – Tattered Rose randomly all over the flourishes, making sure it had dried off and using an anti-static bag to dust it dry before stamping the letters using VersaFine – Onyx Black and embossed using clear embossing powder and the same for the happy birthday sentiment. I cut out all the letters and used a scalloped edge cutting blade on my paper trimmer on the top and bottom of the white card for the sentiment, just to tie it in with the card edge. I attached the letters using silicone glue then glazed them with Glossy Accent, BUT, my glossy accents bottle ran out on the ‘Y’ so what to do. I have some flower heads and leaves that I’d dismantled from a display I’d gotten fed up of ages ago, they had plastic backings on them to keep the shape so I just pulled them off, I am now always on the look out for these kind of dried/plastic flower (white or cream) and stem pieces. So I strategically placed a leaf over the ‘Y’ to hide the little air bubbles (tut), I then coloured some of the flower heads with ProMarkers and joined them all together with a brad before attaching to the card with silicone glue. To finish off I used some pale pink pearls on the ribbon.

Baubles

Originally this post was under the Dimension Fourth heading, using their stamps, then the name change to Dimensions Stamps.  Now the name is Nina Crafts and the old names have been dropped.

Last time Roy from Dimension Fourth was on Create and Craft my ‘Snow people baubles’ card was shown, this prompted Faye (Roy’s daughter) to ask if I would do more baubles for a little tree, well I said ‘yes’, then on the way home it hit me, all that cutting out lol. Hope you like them, and Roy will be on Create and Craft this afternoon at 4pm, so watch out for the little tree J


The poinsettia baubles where made using the ‘Tis the Season stamp set from Dimension fourth ref: 2400037a, the poinsettia actually comes in three pieces, two leafy sections and a centre. For the red and green bauble, I used only the middle and top stamps, showing that you don’t have to use all three layers to make your poinsettia, I stamped two red layers and one green, doing the centre in green as well. I used VersaMark and embossed using detail clear embossing powder onto the coloured card. If you look at your stamped image you will see that the leaves overlap, so for the green layer and one of the red layers I just cut out the full image, for the third layer I cut out all the leaves that where upper most, so once shaped gives height. I hope that makes sense. For the gold and cream poinsettia, I used all three stamps. I used VersaMark and embossed using gold tinsel embossing powder, for this bauble I stamped two of the largest stamps onto cream card, one was left as the full image the other was cut down leaving the upper most leaves. I then stamped two of the middle layers, leaving one image full and cutting out the upper most leaves on the other. For the Snowman I used ‘The Adorable Snowman’ stamp set again from Dimension Fourth ref: 2400051a. I wanted to see what it would look like coloured in with glitter only, so using Memento – Tuxedo Black I stamped and cut out the snowman, then starting with the lightest colour first and using a Quickie Glue Pen I added the glitter. I used StazOn – Ultramarine ink onto acetate so I could keep all the background detail, once the glittered snowman was dry I used silicone glue to attach. All the baubles are front and backs (I did say ‘all that cutting out’ didn't I K), all are stuck onto acetate and all the framed edges have been cut out of scrap foiled card using the Nestabilities circle dies, I also used the Nesties to cut out the acetate. My husband David saw me cutting out all the foil frames and asked if he could do anything to help, so I set him to work on the wire hangers, for each of the baubles he cut and shaped (in the matching colours, I knew those coloured wires would come in handy at some time J) all the hangers so I could silicone them into place. To make up the baubles I used silicone glue on the back of one of the frames, and then stuck down the acetate, leaving to dry off a little before putting more silicone glue, the wire hanger, and then the other frame, so it was all sandwiched together, once dry I attached the centre decoration. I really do hope that lot made sense, it was a bit long winded lol.
These three baubles were made as detailed above, using all three layers for the poinsettia, and it was stamped with VersaMark and embossed with Star Dust embossing powder. The snowman was coloured with ProMarkers. The Ho Ho Ho was using the Plain Alphabet from Dimension Fourth ref: 1801012a, I just used the ‘H’ with VersaFine – Onyx Black and clear embossing powder, the ‘o’s’ are card candies and one white button with some bakers twine. Again all three baubles are front and backs.
I used all three layers for the poinsettia instead of the two as above, and the other two glittery snowmen. It’s a bit awkward photographing shiny things lol.
For the last three I wanted the see what the poinsettia would look like using some coloured embossing powder, so I just did a small one using only the middle stamp and the centre onto white card. The snowmen are coloured with ProMarkers.

Thanks for looking J